EVENTS

EVENTS

‘March of democracy unstoppable in Myanmar’


The march of democracy is unstoppable in Myanmar, despite obvious challenges, says Myanmar's information minister Dr Pe Myint. In an exclusive interview to Mizzima on the eve of the 'Forum... More

India’s Tejas programme suffers more delays


The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed further delays in the country’s programme to produce the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). The MoD... More

Karunanayake still defiant, name of possible replacement speculated  


The UNP and SLFP, in embarrassed huddles over the central bank linked corruption fiasco involving senior UNPer and Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, have decided to postpone the decision making... More

Pulling the plug on Afghanistan


Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise in the number of US troops or... More

Nation Commemorates Martyrs’ Day


At 10:37 a.m. on Wednesday, sirens suddenly wailed. Many of the cars on the roads of Yangon came to a halt. Drivers blared their horns for one full minute. People walking... More

Myanmar set to observe 70th Martyrs’ Day tomorrow as Gen Aung San’s...


For the first time in decades, visitors to Yangon’s Secretariat building on Martyrs’ Day will get a glimpse as to how Gen Aung San’s office once looked just before... More

No military solution to Kashmir conflict


Speakers at the recently held 55th Annual Convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Chicago said that by refusing to implement the UN Security Council’s resolutions... More

Sri Lanka: Growing with giants


Sri Lanka has the capacity to punch above its economic weight, observed State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne yesterday (14 June), pointing out the country was already well integrated... More

Regional TVET Conference -2017 kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw


Regional Technical and Vocational Education and Training—2017 was held at 9 am Tuesday at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II, with the intention of upgrading cooperation in the sectors on... More

14th Asia Media Summit in China


The 3-day Asia Media Summit 2017 opened on 6 June by the Vice Premier Madam Liu Yandong in Qingdao China. A packed audience of delegates heard Ms Liu outline China’s achievements and... More

The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) 22-29 June 2017


The UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival returns to London for its eighth edition this summer with a selection of the very best new Indian and South... More

Bangladesh to host OIC foreign ministers’ meeting in 2018


Bangladesh is set to host the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers’ meeting in 2018. The decision on Dhaka as the host city for the 2018 programme was made... More

Seminar on “Right to Water: A New Paradigm of Environmental Law” held...


Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)’s Department of Law, Faculty of Security and Strategic Studies, organized a seminar on “Right to Water: A New Paradigm of Environmental Law” on 9... More

Digital Youth Summit 2017


The Digital Youth Summit 2017 is scheduled to take place in Peshawar, Pakistan,  from May 5, till May 7. DYS 2017 features three days of panel discussions, networking, and a... More

Neighboring countries must reject India’s ‘backyard’ policy


In a discussion titled “Current context of Bangladesh-India relations,” the participants asserted that South Asian countries desires an equal and respectable relationship with the neighboring India, and do not... More

Pakistan doesn’t want nuclear parity with India: Ambassador Zamir Akram


Pakistan is not seeking to achieve parity with India in terms of nuclear weapons, but is rather pursuing Full Spectrum Deterrence doctrine to ensure that there are no gaps... More

Maldives to host hot air balloon festival in May


Maldives has started final preparations for a hot air balloon festival which will be held in May. This is the first such festival to be held in the Indian... More

Myanmar Ethnic delegations meet in Chiang Mai


A two-day meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, concludes on Thursday between two ethnic negotiating teams – the Delegation for Political Negotiations (DPN), which represents the United Nationalities Federal Council... More

SA remains fastest growing region in 2017: ADB


Growth is picking up in two-thirds of economies in developing Asia, supported by higher external demand, rebounding global commodity prices, and domestic reforms, making the region the largest single... More

Militancy burgeoning in absence of Democracy: Lisa Curtis


In absence of a competitive democratic system Islamic militancy is beginning to thrive, commented Lisa Curtis a senior research fellow of the Heritage Foundation and an expert on South... More

Bangladesh hosts IPU conference on 1-5 April


Bangladesh parliament is hosting the 136th assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a global organisation of parliaments, on 1-5April. Speakers, deputy speakers, parliament members and representatives from 130 countries are... More

COLUMN

Sirisena in a fix over release of Tamil Tiger detainees

With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity and society to deliver on his electoral promises. Among... More

New Afghan strategy offers war not victory or peace

In its search for a strategy that might bring a victory -- or even a semblance of it -- in its longest war ever, the US is ending up offering more years of warfare than peace to... More

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More

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READER'S VIEW

Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate... More